A Beckoning Bible

‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.*’–that is, the word about trust which we proclaim, namely, that if you acknowledge publicly with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord and trust in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be delivered. For with the heart one goes on trusting and thus continues toward righteousness, while with the mouth one keeps on making public acknowledgement and continues toward deliverance. For the passage quoted says that everyone who rests his trust on him will not be humiliated *(Romans 10:6-11 Complete Jewish Bible) also
*Deut. 30:11-14

It’s been a long morning. I’m not sure how I can get up at 5:00 AM and two hours later not have anything tangible to prove my work except a half drunk cold coffee cup and a sleeping puppy beside my feet. I guess my little cat naps didn’t help in the productive department much either.

Sometimes it just takes time to hear from the Lord. Yet somehow He reaches me through my foggy brain if I continue to ask.

Since the arrival of Jack, my lap-top and Bibles have been moved into the family room where he can be next to me while I work. (He’s not allowed on the carpet which is where my desk is.) I work in my glider, an old chair that wears the twenty years of raising babies. I guess it is perfect that this would be the place I sit while raising Jack through his baby stage. But I digress–

My Complete Jewish Bible stacked up with all the other books I’ve moved into my temporary (I hope) office, seemed to be beckoning me to open it. So, I picked it up, dusted it off, and opened to the Deuteronomy passage I posted yesterday. And I was amazed.

My quiet time with God had seemed so unproductive, so silent, so empty. But with every awake moment between the nodding off minutes I kept petitioning, “Lord, please let me hear from you today. What do you want me to write today? Please give me a word for the Marys.”

And He did because He is faithful.

Read the scripture above again. You may even need to go back to yesterdays post to see the correlation and hear the power of the words. I had no words to explain this scripture yesterday, but today God Himself gave the explanation.

I want to encourage you today that the Word really is near you and me. Even when He seems so silent. Keep petitioning to hear. Keep trusting in Him and His faithful presence in your life.

He is no respecter of persons. If He would speak to me, He will speak to you…to all of us.

Much grace and peace,
andy

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